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    getting rid of muscle???

    I was reading something else that made me think about this question. What would you have to do in order to get rid off muscle.. or reduce your muscle mass.
    Take Ronnie or Jay Cutler for example. If for some reason one of them decided that they wanted to be a normal sized guy again, what could they do? I doubt either could possibly get down to that size but what could happen and how long would it take?
    The only reason I think it's possibly is because if you take actors for example, while they don't have to be 6' ft. 225 with 4% bf, sometimes have to put on a reasonable amount of muscle mass for a role. Then a year or two later you'll see that same person in another movie but half the size from before.
    Anybody know? j/w. thanks

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    They would eat less and stop using the juice. It takes a boatload of food to maintain their size.

    If you just start eating less, the muscle will start to disappear. Muscle is not permanent. It needs to be maintained after it is earned if you want to keep it. This becomes harder the older you get.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    It's not magic.

    Muscles are a lot like teeth.

    You only get to keep the ones you take care of and maintain regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    They would eat less and stop using the juice. It takes a boatload of food to maintain their size.

    If you just start eating less, the muscle will start to disappear. Muscle is not permanent. It needs to be maintained after it is earned if you want to keep it. This becomes harder the older you get.
    Cutler was saying that everytime he goes to shoot a promo, he has to go on 2-day trips and he loses 15-20 pounds easy.

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    your body uses up the muscle as energy, more or less.
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    Oooh. Thanks everybody. For some reason I was under the impression that once you get to that size you couldn't really get to a normal weight again, maybe close, but not what you wanted. Oh well, thanks again.

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    Muscle is very expensive energy-wise for the body to maintain and support. The body would prefer to get rid of muscle than have to support it.

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    I'm hopelessly bloated with muscle - Anyway to drop muscle or replace it with fat?

    "You can't spot reduce"

    Damn!
    Last edited by Questor; 01-17-2007 at 11:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatlesfreak View Post
    It's not magic.

    Muscles are a lot like teeth.

    You only get to keep the ones you take care of and maintain regularly.
    I like that, cool phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblockspky View Post
    Oooh. For some reason I was under the impression that once you get to that size you couldn't really get to a normal weight again...
    lol if only that were true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Questor View Post
    I'm hopelessly bloated with muscle - Anyway to drop muscle or replace it with fat?

    "You can't spot reduce"

    Damn!
    LOL That's quoteworthy, man.
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    Dorian Yates really shrunk... He was #1 BB in the early 90's. HE was massive and I just seen a picture of him last year that shows how much he shrunk. He actually looks a bit odd to be honest, because like fat, you can't spot reduce muscle so the guy still have massive arms and crap, but lost his chest.

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    We've probably all seen those supposed photos of recent years Arnold pics (flabbr, out of shape)' has anyone been able to find out if those pics were real or photoshopped?

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    ok guys.. tell me if this is a bit better

    Day 1:
    -Barbell Bent Rows 3 x 9-10
    -Benchpress 3 x 9-10
    -Standing calves 4 x 9-10

    Day 2:
    -Squats 3 x 5-10
    -Hack Squats 3 x 5-10
    -Leg Curls 3 x 5-10
    -Leg Extensions 3 x 5-10
    -Hammer Curls 3 x 9-10
    -Barbell Curls 3 x 9-10

    Day 3:
    -Lat Pulldowns/Military Press 3 x 9-10
    -Dumbbell Press/Laterals 3 x 9-10
    -Sitting Calves 4 x 15-20

    Day 4:
    -Squats 3 x 5-10
    -Hack Squats 3 x 5-10
    -Leg Curls 3 x 5-10
    -Leg Extensions 3 x 5-10
    -Close Grip Benchpress 3 x 9-10
    -Skull Crushers 3 x 9-10

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